Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

Lesson Planning

PACT Lesson Builder - Lesson Development | Elements of Lesson Design | Semester Planning
State Content Standards | Requirements for CSP | Lesson Plans on the Web

Note: Use the PACT lesson builder for SED 525 , 554, 555

Generalized lesson plan format

(A) Major Concepts

(B) Performance Objective / Content Standards

(C) Materials and Equipment

(D) Independent Practice/Assignments (handouts, readings, problems)

(E) Outline of Lesson (provide a general time frame)

(1) Warm-up/Dispatch Activity (activity for students to work on while you are taking role)

(2) Introduction. How does today's lesson relate to past lessons?

(3) Lecture/discussion (explanation of concepts; direct instruction). It is suggested that you develop a separate notebook of lecture notes that is organized by the major concepts taught throughout the semester.

  • lecture notes: refer to page numbers in your lecture note book.
  • diagrams (overhead transparencies)
  • handouts
  • reference pages in text
  • reference time in video or frame numbers in laser discs
(4) Activities
(5) Summary (provide closure for the lesson)

(F) Homework (textbooks, readings, problems, projects, etc.)

(G) References Reference relevant websites used in the development of lesson. You can find lesson plan ideas by referring to lesson plan sites or by performing a Boolean search on an advanced search engine such as AltaVista using the key content terms and the modifier term "lesson plan".